| Oct 13, 2013
Re "Wealth gap only getting worse," Column, Oct. 11
I agree with David Lazarus that we need a remedy to the wealth gap issue. But I cannot agree that we should raise the top marginal tax rate, which drives so many business decisions, including workforce...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. shareholders voted to reject pay packages for the menswear retailer's top executives at the company's annual meeting Friday, a nonbinding action that may express displeasure with management or, company officials believe, a so-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
“Why get off welfare?’ was the provocative question posed by an opinion piece that ran in The Times on Aug. 22.
“While poor people are not lazy, they are not stupid either,” writes author Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Robert Reich misleads readers by contrasting the pay of McDonald's and Yum Brands hourly employees with their respective CEOs in his recent commentary ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 28).
Neither corporation is primarily in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who served in the Clinton administration, warned during an interview of the perils of widening income inequality in the United States, excessive executive compensation and the future of labor.
Reich is promoting...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:03 AM
At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:22 AM
One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The CEO of Aetna Inc., Mark T. Bertolini, had a 2012 pay package that more than tripled — nearly quadrupled — his compensation the year before, according to documents filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Lincoln National Corp. CEO Dennis R. Glass had a pay package last year that was up 11 percent from 2011, according to documents filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Glass was compensated $6.8 million, not including stock-and-...